Training on scientific poultry and duck farming

NAMSAI, Jan 2: A two days training on scientific poultry farming was held here in Namsai district on 1 and 2 January by KVK Namsai to develop a poultry village in the district.
With this objective, 40 beneficiaries from six villages of Momong, Lathao, Sumuguri, Habi Gaon, Nampong and Mahadevpur III were trained on scientific poultry farming and its horizontal dissemination to neighbours so that a village could be recognized as “a peculiar poultry village.”
In the technical session, Dr Binod Kr Dutta Borah and Dr Santosh Kumar explained the concept of ‘one village-one product’, importance of poultry village in Namsai district, use of poultry farming as income generation and livelihood enterprise, improved breed of poultry, brooding of chicks, nutritional requirement of poultry, feeding of poultry under commercial as well as backyard system, housing management under different climatic conditions and climatic change, vaccination schedule, and health & bio-security measures for successful poultry production.
The integration of poultry and duck farming with fish production was explained by Subject Matter Specialist Fishery science Dr Debasis Sasmal.
In the valedictory session, ATMA BTM Dr Namita Lungchang encouraged the trainees to take advantage of the training and demonstrations from KVK and develop their own model farms.
Towards the end of the programme, 400 chicks of improved poultry breed (Kalinga Brown) and 510 day-old ducklings of Khaki Campbell and Vigova Super-M, along with supplementary medicine and feed were distributed amongst the beneficiaries.
The poultry village scheme was sponsored by ICAR RC NEH Region, Barapani, Meghalaya and demonstration on improved breed of duck was sponsored by ATMA, Namsai district.